Privacy a Big Concern for This Silicon Valley Legend

by Marvin Dumont

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Being connected 24/7 brings a lot of benefits. Unfortunately, privacy isn’t one of them. Big companies (e.g. Facebook, Google, and others) collect users’ data while people feel this is done without consent.

As the saying goes, if the service is free then you’re the product.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak isn’t comfortable at this loss of privacy, which includes people being tracked and listened to by their own devices.

He recently told TMZ:

My recommendation is — to most people — you should figure out a way to get off Facebook.

Wozniak deleted his Facebook account in March 2018. The company’s Cambridge Analytica data practices was found by a watchdog to be illegal under British law.

So I worry because you’re having conversations that you think are private … You’re saying words that really shouldn’t be listened to, because you don’t expect it. But there’s almost no way to stop it …

In January 2019, reports circulated that a bug in iPhone’s FaceTime app caused hackers to be able to access the smartphone’s camera and video without consent.

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